G.I.N is growing, that’s a fact. The one thing that we would like to see more of, though, is reader input and activity. There are many things you can do just to motivate us to write and help out with the site.
1. Comment on posts, if you have anything you would like to say, say it.
2. Follow G.I.N on twitter, you can find us @gamesinanutshel (yes it is only one L, there was not enough space)
3. Send us an email, all the emails of the staff are located at the bottom right of the site. Send us an email if you want something changed, or you just want to chat.
4. Join the facebook group, we only have 8 member, but the people that are there probably share the same interest as you.
5. Send us a friend request on XBL, Steam, PSN, ect. None of us have a full friends list and we would like to get to know the readers
6. Submit an application, as I said, G.I.N is growing, if you want to be part of it all and you think you have what it takes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a simple news article and you may just be recruited onto the staff. We are always looking for new talent and we can never have too much talent.
These are just a few ways you can get involved and meet new cool people. We hope to hear from you guys soon, and also, tell your friends about us, they may just love the site.
When Heavy Rain was first announced I immediatly knew that this game was a day one buy. But you couldn’t help but be afraid of spoilers, especially with a story centric game like Heavy Rain.
Luckily Heavy Rain director David Cage is probably more cautious, about your hype experience being as spoiler free as possible, than you yourself.
That dedicated mindset is reflected by the demo of the game, soon to be released on the 11th of Febuary. The demo bulid itself, while still taking place within the canon of Heavy Rain, is removed from the main story arc that drives the main game.
You could even say it’s a downloadable short story to warm you up to the atmosphere of the seemingly endless hard copy drama.
Though in this sense, it does retract from the point of having a demo. Heavy Rain is reduced to a quicktime event tech-demo without it’s compelling story. So why have a demo featuring a different scene than the ones in the game? Anyone can press a button in the right context, which means this demo being meant as a gameplay tutorial is out of the question.
If you already had your mind set on buying this game, the demo won’t give you exactly what you’re hoping for, since it will only serve as a presentational piece rather than a proper interlude.
If you are here then you probably got directed from the old blogger blog, if not, then this is almost the new generation of Games In A Nutshell. I am currently speaking with my other admins and finalizing the deal to create a custom domain aka: real website. We will be more prolific in our writing and we will be doing more things with videos, and what not. Stay tuned for more.
As I promised, but a little bit late, G.I.N staff’s Game of the Year pick. For the nominees just look at the post below. Now, this took alot of thinking and I think we came up with a game worthy of this title. Sure everybody has their own GOTY, but this is ours. G.I.N as a whole came up with…drum role…Modern Warfare 2 as it’s GOTY. This title fully deserves the award due to amazing gameplay, interesting story and some of the best multiplayer ever. The graphics and AI were also very good, a bit fustrating on veteran, but thats how it is supposed to be on the hardest difficulty. I have put many hours into this game as well as the staff here and hope to put many more hours in as well. That’s our GOTY pick, stay tuned for some little league awards such as best RPG, best online game, best co-op and many more.
The year is coming to an end and the games have stopped coming out. It is now time to pick the game of the year. First up I will list the nominees, then later I will post the winner that will be picked by the G.I.N staff. The nominees are:
We have been talking about doing many things for the site for a while now, such as doing a podcast that features all the staff, and upgrading this blog to a full-fledged site. We haven’t really gone to the extent of doing these things because we are all students and we have work to do. But now the new generation is near! When we hit the 101th post (101th because this one wont count) I will upgrade the site and we will start an official podcast. So I am now challenging my writers to write so much in the next few days, that they catch me off guard and the site not ready at the time, then I will look like a fool, or I’ll just work extra hard to make the site very well made. This is a challenge, Go! Also we are looking into recruiting new people for the upgrade, if you would like to write send a message to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I am not officially paying anyone yet, but, if we step it up a notch and get recognized as a press site in the next couple of months, then I will look into it. Farewell for now, and expect many posts….hopefully…